What Can and Cannot it Do?
The current hype surrounding artificial intelligence (also referred to as Artificial Intelligent computer software) is not new. In fact, it has been around for decades. But in the past few years, with the commercialization of the Internet, more attention has been focused on the topic. More specifically, how this technology will change our lives and what impact it will have on the future of business, medicine, security, and government. After all, even the most mundane technological change can create a new area of study and research.
So what can artificially intelligent computers do? To answer that, we need to understand how they work. Computers are made up of programs, or rather, humans who program the computer to perform specific tasks. Over time, as these programs get better, they become more advanced. This is basically what happens during the learning process of any child.
Now, let’s say that we are programming computers to make recommendations for our future. What can they do? For starters, they can look at all the various options and make a good decision. They can gather all the data and determine which is the best course of action. They can tell us what the likely results will be. All of this sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
And of course, if we give them enough training, they will be able to take care of all the decisions for us
They won’t even need to be human. And if we give them enough data, we may eventually be able to live forever. So the question here is, what can artificially intelligent computers do that we humans cannot?
Well, to answer that, artificial intelligence should be able to beat the best human at chess, or beat the best human at poker. It should be able to beat all of the other computers in its simulated game. Then it should be able to beat the best human at Go, or the best human at Jeopardy. That should be pretty good by today’s standards. And if it keeps up with the best human at all of these things, then the future of artificially intelligent computer software will be very bright indeed.
But it won’t be nearly as bright as the future that we predict if we go with the current trend where the current crop of artificially intelligent supercomputers are now beating the human at every single thing that they do. Remember when you took a simulated exam? The human who ran the test was actually human, while the software that was running the simulated exam was also human. If you could just get the two of them to reach the same level of expertise, that would be close to true artificial intelligence.
But, as time goes on
We’ll see more artificial intelligent computer programs beating the best of the best at every single thing. Eventually, they’ll be able to beat the best of all artificial intelligent programs at chess, Go, and even the future of computer programming where artificial intelligent software is creating better virtual assistants that can do everything from bookkeeping to accounting to weather predictions. Soon, computers will be so much smarter than humans that they’ll be able to do almost anything.
But you need to ask yourself, what does an artificially intelligent computer program need to do to accomplish this? Will it have enough memory to run your whole house on auto pilot? Will it have enough processing power to create a program which is indistinguishable from a human in conversations? If you ask me, the answer to those questions is no, not yet, but it is getting closer.